Sunday, December 12, 2021

Star bread with Garlic and Pesto


I like to watch youtube channels that are related to food and travel. I came along this bread, and I made it almost immediately. The consistency is very soft and spongy. The original recipe calls for a head of garlic, and I thought it will be too much. However, it ended up perfectly!.....I made a second one filled with pesto and was a very good idea!!

The original video is this one

I have adapted the recipe

Star bread


1/2 teaspoon of yeast

2 tablespoons of sourdough 100% hydration

200 grams of water

250 grams of bread flour

70 grams of whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

24 grams of olive oil

Filling 1:

a head of garlic

1 green onion 

2 tablespoons of  butter

1/2 teaspoon of salt

Filling 2:

pesto and cheese

Mince the garlic, and chopped the green onion. Sautee them in butter, but don't let them become brown. Season it with salt. Set aside.

Dough: Mix all the ingredients, and kneed it for 6 minutes. Let it rise for 2 hours. Divide the dough in 4 equal pieces. With a roll pin, roll it in circle. Spread 1/3 of the sautee garlic, place another dough circle. Continue until you have four layers. 

With a glass, make a circle mark in the center. Cut the bread in 8 sections, avoiding entering the middle circle. Cut each of the section in two, twist them, and stick it together. Repeat with the remaining sections. 

Place it on a mold that it can be used in the oven. Cover it, and let it rise for 45 minutes. brush it with olive oil, and bake it at 205C for 30 minutes.  ENJOY!!


  1. Your bread looks like a work of art. So beautiful and I'm sure super delicious too.

  2. It's one of my favourite bread to bake, either sweet or savoury. Yours looks terrific.

  3. Que pan tan precioso Marcela.
    Y rellenito bueno, bueno :-)))
    1 saludito